I ran into a friend a short while back who happens to be a personal trainer. We got into quite a lengthy conversation after he finished up with one of his clients. During our discussion, he asked me what I thought were the key components necessary to create true and long-lasting change. I explained to him my belief that we should not overestimate the amount of power we have on changing others, but that people do have complete control within themselves to create their own change. Ultimately, anyone’s true success will depend on their own willingness to change. Although one thing an educated outsider does have, is the ability to teach others how to create a road map that will lead them to their desired goal. I broke these key components down into my own self-made acrostic:
C – (Consistency) The key ingredient in making steady and long-lasting change is consistency.
H – (Honesty) Being completely honest with yourself about your intentions will be the root of your success.
A – (Action) Taking action will put into play the components necessary to make change possible.
N – (Necessity) If you necessitate your intentions and actions, they will eventually become newly formed habits.
G – (Goals) Set short, medium and long-term goals to help keep you on track in time-lined increments.
E – (Enthusiasm) The glue that will hold all of the other components together is enthusiasm; it will make
CHANGE enjoyable as well as inevitable.
As you can see, each of these components is absolutely necessary in helping you reach your ultimate goal. Apply these to any endeavor in life and watch the incredible CHANGE it can help make for you.